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Brain Injury Awareness Day -
Agenda for the Day
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Meeting with Legislators
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 1: p.m.
TBI Advisory Board Meeting
Open to the Public
Information about Brain Injury in Maryland:
(TBI) from a Resource Guide for Decision Makers - Violence & Injury Prevention
CDC Report to Congress on the
Managment of TBI in Children
* Traumatic brain injury is “an injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury [or] explosive blasts (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC).”
Moderate and severe traumatic brain injury can lead to a lifetime of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. Despite initial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation services, about 50% of people with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury will experience further decline in their daily lives or die within five years of their injury.
To examine traumatic brain injury, the State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board (TBIAB) was established in 2005 by Senate Bill 395 (Chapter 306). The Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board consists of 36 voting members charged with investigating the needs of citizens with TBI, identifying gaps in services to citizens with traumatic brain injuries, facilitating collaboration among Maryland agencies that provide services to individuals with traumatic brain injuries, facilitating collaboration among organizations and entities that provide services to individuals with traumatic brain injuries, and encouraging and facilitating community participation in program implementation.
The recommendations below are from the 2019 TBIAB Annual Report and are intended to address the service gaps and reduce the public health burden of brain injury through appropriate resource linkage, training, effective screening practices, and availability of specialized services.